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Q: What, if anything, is being done about the algae in the lakes at Green Valley Park?

A: "Summer, hot weather, sunlight and shallow water create algae," said Bill Schwind, parks and recreation director.

(The town tries not to use chemicals to eliminate algae and the annual autumn plankton blooms. Since the water is eventually consumed, there is a concern about using chemicals. The town does treat it right before the Fourth of July. Last year, it was with a copper-based product.)

"When the weather and water temperatures cool off around Labor Day, the algae goes away."

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